According to Android Police and confirmed by Netflix, the streaming service is testing variable playback that will allow users to slow down speeds to 0.5x or 0.75x, or raise it to 1.25x or 1.5x -- similar to how you're able to change the speed of podcasts. Apatow tweeted an angry response to the rumor: "No @Netflix no. Don’t make me have to call every director and show creator on Earth to fight you on this. Save me the time. I will win but it will take a ton of time. Don’t f*ck with our timing. We give you nice things. Leave them as they were intended to be seen." In a separate tweet, Apatow added: "Distributors don’t get to change the way the content is presented. Doing so is a breaking of trust and won’t be tolerated by the people who provide it. Let the people who don’t care put it in their contracts that they don’t care. Most all do." Apatow, in response to Jay Chandrasekhar's dismay, also urged the Director's Guild and Writers Guild to put its foot down.
TOPICS: Judd Apatow, Netflix, Aaron Paul, Jay Chandrasekhar